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respond, and will return in a month.   I like the fellow extremely
  21. Thursday.  Very ill all day, maddening, throbbing, head-ache,
internal disagreables,   feel as if about to vomit, limbs ache   yet
stuck at  Mose .  Finished last stone but one.   The snuffling,
thrice-wed landlady intimates a rise of a half-dollar for board  
Won t pay it, and so must clear out.      When  Mose  is done, and
I get the $100, verily it ll be manna from heaven.  I m cursedly
ill. I hope I shan t be worse.	       I ought soon to get a letter from  
  {22. Friday.    Work and illness. rhubarb taking  to purge my ex-
  23. Saturday.}    cessive choler  as the Curate saith of one of the books
in Don Quixote s library.  Saturday evening the boarders, in consequence
of a recent theft here occurring go out to consult a Clairvoyant,   Martin
the originator of the notion. 	          Joe called.    Dunned Butler in vain.
  24. Sunday. Drawing in the morning. Afternoon to Christopher Street.
A stroll about Broadway and thereanent, in company with Joe.
  25. Monday.  Mark this day with a white stone   a letter from M
Too ill in body and jaded in mind to chronicle all the thoughts and feelings
produced by it.    So Betsy Alexander is wed, and Tob (?) about to be.
Faith the world runs on!            Newspapers brought by Greatbatch, which
I m going to have a in-bed read, as tis 11 o clock and I ve worked
from 8 in the morn.   Castor-oil taking also.  I ve very weary of this
  26. Tuesday to the 30. Sunday.  Mose  unceasingly.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One: page ninety-six
Description:Mentions that his rent is going up and that he had received a letter from Mary Bilton.
Subject:Alexander, Betsy; Bilton, Mary; Books and reading; Butler, Warren; Clairvoyants; Drawing; Greatbatch, Joe; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Holt, Mrs.; Martin; Rent; Tob; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-07


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume One
Description:Details Gunn's first year living in the United States, including his experiences with boarding house living in Jersey City and New York City, looking for work as an artist and a writer, publishing his first book ""Mose Among the Britishers"" and brief visits to Philadelphia and Boston.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Drawing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Jersey City, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-two volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.